SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
If you or your family is struggling to afford groceries, you may be eligible for SNAP benefits. SNAP can help you buy healthy food and support your budget!
Here’s what you need to know about SNAP.
SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP previously was known as food stamps. SNAP is a benefit that helps people and families buy food to stay healthy.
SNAP benefits are loaded on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The EBT card can be used like a debit or ATM card at the grocery store.
With your SNAP benefits you can buy food like bread, cereal, fruit, vegetables, and meat. You can also buy plants or seeds that grow food.
Amazon, Walmart, and ALDI let you order food online with your SNAP EBT card and have it delivered (fees may apply).
Your household could be eligible for SNAP benefits. If you apply, the Division of Family Resources (DFR) will determine your eligibility for SNAP.
To qualify for SNAP, you must meet certain income and asset requirements.
To learn more and apply, you can contact your local DFR office at 1-800-403-0864 or online at Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA) Benefits Portal.
Applying for SNAP is easy!
You can apply for SNAP benefits through the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA) Benefits Portal by:
- Filling out an online application.
- Printing and mailing the application.
- Asking for a paper application by mail.
You can also apply by calling DFR at 1-800-403-0864. Call today to get started.